Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quayside Flood Relief Barrier

Above is a photo taken this morning of the first piece of the new Flood Relief glass barrier which is in place down by Adelphi Wharf Suites. This vital infrastructure has been some time coming but really looks beautiful, taking nothing from the view of the river or marinas which add so much to the vista of the Suir.
The work should proceed over the next weeks and months (12 months in total I am told) giving vital protection from future flooding. The work also includes the installation of special non return valves which will not allow flood water up through the storm drains - a large source of flood water onto the quay in recent incidents.
Phase 1 includes this barrier and some work on St. Johns River. Further phases (2,3,4 & 5) will commence in time providing flood barriers out to and including the Tramore Road. There is a newsletter available in City Hall for those with a keen interest in the progress of the Flood Alleviation Sceme.

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